SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of SSDNow V300 vs HyperX 3K

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

4K Random Read, 4K Random Read Access Time and 512K Sequential Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

4K Random Write, 4K Random Write Access Time and 512K Sequential Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

Windows 7 Boot-up Time, Photoshop Lens Filter and AS SSD ISO Copy

Benchmarks

How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

Passmark Disk Rating, PCMark Vantage, AS SSD Score and 1 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Kingston SSDNow V300

Reasons to consider the
Kingston SSDNow V300

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Faster windows 7 boot-up time 8.3 s vs 9.7 s Around 15% faster windows 7 boot-up time
Much lower avg. power consumption 1.81 Watts vs 2.99 Watts Around 40% lower avg. power consumption
Higher passmark rating 4,531 pts vs 3,816 pts Around 20% higher passmark rating
Lighter 77 g vs 97 g More than 20% lighter
Faster random write 60,000 IOPS vs 32,000 IOPS Around 90% faster random write
Faster random read 85,000 IOPS vs 74,000 IOPS Around 15% faster random read
Thinner thickness 7 mm vs 10 mm More than 25% thinner thickness
Front view of Kingston HyperX 3K

Reasons to consider the
Kingston HyperX 3K

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Much faster 512K sequential read 527.41 MB/s vs 235.27 MB/s Around 2.2x faster 512K sequential read
Significantly higher capacity 480 GB vs 60 GB 8x higher capacity
Much lower 4k random read access time 1.94 ms vs 6.46 ms 3.3x lower 4k random read access time
Significantly higher AS SSD score 758 pts vs 306 pts Around 2.5x higher AS SSD score
Much lower 4k random write access time 2.28 ms vs 7.51 ms 3.3x lower 4k random write access time
Much faster AS SSD ISO copy 393.9 MB/s vs 113.54 MB/s Around 3.5x faster AS SSD ISO copy
Faster tom's storage bench application 589 pts vs 412 pts Around 45% faster tom's storage bench application
Faster 512K sequential write 507.56 MB/s vs 468.69 MB/s Around 10% faster 512K sequential write
More capacity per dollar 1.81 GB/$ vs 1.23 GB/$ More than 45% more capacity per dollar

Benchmarks Real world tests of SSDNow V300 vs HyperX 3K

4K Random Read

SSDNow V300
38.7 MB/s
HyperX 3K
128.52 MB/s
SSDNow V300 HyperX 3K @ ssdreview.com
Their HyperX DDR memory is well known to deliver good performance and overclockability for enthusiasts, which is why the company chose to brand their high-performance SSDs "HyperX.
HyperX 3K | by techPowerUp!

4K Random Write

SSDNow V300
33.3 MB/s
HyperX 3K
109.63 MB/s
SSDNow V300 HyperX 3K @ ssdreview.com
Our price/performance and GB per $ charts use the lower $230 pricing, because most users will just want the drive at the lowest possible cost.
HyperX 3K | by techPowerUp!

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

SSDNow V300
8.3 s
HyperX 3K
9.7 s
SSDNow V300 HyperX 3K @ ssdreview.com
The SandForce controller may not be the fastest any more, but will still make a difference to your PC.
HyperX 3K | by Tech Radar (Jul, 2012)

Avg. Power Consumption

SSDNow V300
1.81 Watts
HyperX 3K
2.99 Watts
SSDNow V300 HyperX 3K @ ssdreview.com
However, the random scores on the smaller files sizes are very good which is where most real world usage would reside.
SSDNow V300 | by Legit Reviews (Dec, 2012)

4K Random Read Access Time

SSDNow V300
7.51 ms
HyperX 3K
2.28 ms
SSDNow V300 HyperX 3K @ ssdreview.com
What it does do, however, is put a drive with enthusiast performance at a price point in reach of a lot more people.
HyperX 3K | by Tech Radar (Jul, 2012)

4K Random Write Access Time

SSDNow V300
6.46 ms
HyperX 3K
1.94 ms
SSDNow V300 HyperX 3K @ ssdreview.com
9.2While synthetic testing shows the HyperX 3K to be lagging a bit behind on performance compared to its older non-3K sibling, real-life performance data shows that the drive is consistently faster.
HyperX 3K | by techPowerUp!

Reviews Word on the street

SSDNow V300  vs HyperX 3K 

8.0
8.0
With all that said though, prices of the quicker drives are dropping, so you could bide your time.
SSDNow V300

Comments

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Seeing as there has traditionally been a large difference between the performance of smaller 60-120GB and 240+ GB drives in the same product line it seems dubious to compare a 60GB and 480 GB drive as if they where Representative of the performance of similarly sized drives in their product lines.
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